Posts Tagged ‘Pavement Damage’

How to Spot and Prevent Frost Heave Damage

Thursday, February 13th, 2020
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Frost heave damage can crack and unsettle your pavement after extreme winter temperatures.

After enduring months of temperatures that yo-yo between freezing and cool, property managers in Maryland may be spotting the effects of frost heave and freeze-thaw cycles on their parking lots and sidewalks. It’s essential to understand what frost heave damage is, as well as the freeze-thaw cycles, in order to prevent or repair the damages that can result from them. Read on to learn about these consequences of winter weather, and how to spot them on your property.  (more…)

Battling Winter Pavement Damage

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Winter Pavement DamageBetween the effects of the freeze-thaw cycle and the damaging-effects of de-icing chemicals, winter can be a difficult season on your asphalt and concrete surfaces. However, with proper (continued) maintenance your pavement can withstand winter and live a long and healthy life.

Battling Winter Pavement Damage

Pavement begins to deteriorate the moment it is laid. That is just life. All good things must come to an end, or so they say. Fortunately, preventive maintenance can help slow this deterioration and ensure you have beautiful for the foreseeable future.

  1. Cleaning: Remove debris from your parking lot and paved services.
  2. Sealcoating: This helps preserve the natural black color of your asphalt while also delaying eventual deterioration. Click Here to compare and contrast the benefits of sealed vs. unsealed pavement.
  3. Crackfill: Cracks allow water to penetrate the base and sub-base, deteriorating your pavement from the inside out. This damage is intensified by the freeze-thaw cycle, which we mentioned above.
  4. Patching: Cold weather patching used to be complicated and cumbersome, but it has gotten easier over the years. If you already have sizable cracks or holes, you should consider asphalt patching. Cold patches aren’t as strong as warm mix or hot mix asphalt, but they’ll help protect the rest of your asphalt until the weather warms up and we can provide a more permanent solution.

Pavement Maintenance from PTG Enterprises

Since 2001, PTG Enterprises, a full service commercial asphalt contractor in Baltimore, Maryland, has set the standard for quality asphalt work in the area, paving thousands of miles of asphalt parking lots. We know a thing or two about asphalt maintenance, too. So do yourself a favor the next time you have an asphalt project. Call PTG Enterprises, the asphalt contractor that cares about you, the customer.

In fact, when you hire PTG, you’ll work with owner Patrick Gillen from start to finish, from the initial site visit and pre-construction meeting to the final walk-through.

If you have any questions about Pavement Damage and Maintenance or if you are looking for an asphalt contractor in the Baltimore, Maryland area, please contact PTG Enterprises aka My Pavement Guy today by calling 410-636-8777, or click here today! You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter!